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3 SolarFlair Energy Inc. 190 Pleasant St, Ashland, MA

4 132 panels on our roof!

5 About SolarFlair Energy Inc. We ve always been local! Founded in Hopkinton in 2007, moved to Framingham in 2010 and now we have settled in Ashland NABCEP Certified Solar PV Installer s Home Improvement Contractor License Construction Supervisors License 10 Licensed Electricians: Master Electrician License OSHA Construction Safety and Health Certifications for all employees 1 LEED Accredited Professional

6 Our Mission at SolarFlair Energy Inc. is to: Empower individuals to make a switch to clean energy for powering their home, business, or institution Reduce our dependence on carbon based fuels such as oil and coal Accelerate the transition to clean energy technologies so as to minimize the impacts on the global economy Reduce the effects of global climate change Provide an opportunity for individuals (employees and customers) that are passionate about these issues to make a tangible impact on the energy usage of the communities in which we live Over 500 solar projects completed

7 We NEVER subcontract out your install 10 year install warranty!

8 Installation Process

9 Benefits of Solar Energy independence Good for the economy Reduces electrical demand during peak hours Clean renewable energy good for the environment

10 25 70 per year WIND 1,2 Waves 1, Natural Gas 1,8 215 total 3 11 per year OTEC 1,4 240 total World energy use 16 TW per year 2 6 per year Biomass 1,5 Petroleum 1,8 ANWR per year HYDRO 1, TIDES 1 per year Geothermal 1,7 0.3 per year Total Uranium 1,9 FINITE ENERGY RESERVES 900 Total reserve COAL 1,8

11 25 70 per year WIND 1,2 Waves 1, total SOLAR 10 23,000 per year Natural Gas 1, per year OTEC 1,4 240 total World energy use 16 TW per year 2 6 per year Biomass 1,5 Petroleum 1,8 ANWR 16 TIDES per year 3 4 per year HYDRO 1, per year Geothermal 1, Total Uranium 1,9 900 Total reserve COAL 1,8

12 Is There Enough Sun In MA?

13 2006

14 2013

15 What makes a good site for Solar? South facing installation area

16 Limited Shading: may not qualify for PPA or Rebate. Sun Access of 80% or higher

17 Example of a Suneye picture

18 Accommodate at least 8panels

19 Entire Roof Installation Holden, MA

20 Multiple Roof Installation Framingham, MA

21 Ground Mount Installation Charlton, MA

22 Pole Mounted Installation Mendon, MA

23 Small Commercial Installations Rose s Automotive Sherborn

24 System Components Panels

25 System Components Inverters & Optimizers

26 Modules: 25 Years Inverter: Years Warranties Central inverter lifespan: Years Central inverter replacement cost: $1,000 $4,000 Micro inverter lifespan: 25+ years Workmanship: 10 Years Expected System Life: 25+ years NO Maintenance!

27 Financial Incentives for Owning a Tax Credits Solar Energy System 30% of the total project cost will be credited to you by the Federal government 15%, up to $1000, will be credited to you by the state Commonwealth Solar II Rebate of approximately $1,250/$3,250 ($.25 per watt up to $.65 per watt) SREC Revenue Net Metering

28 Tiered Pricing Structure

29 EXAMPLE 5 KW SYSTEM Includes: Structural Engineers Analysis, SolarEdge Optimizers with Monitoring Tiers Tiered Price $18,500 $17,900 $17,300 $16,700 $16,150 Mass CEC Rebate ($1,250) ($1,250) ($1,250) ($1,250) ($1,250) Federal Tax Credit ($5,550) ($5,370) ($5,190) ($5,010) ($4,845) State Tax Credit ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) ($1,000) Net Price $10,700 $10,280 $9,860 $9,440 $9,055 Expected Payback < 5 Years 4.5 years < 4.5 years <4 years 3 years

30 Increased Pricing Factors Site Specific: Multiple roof arrays Tilt racking Flat roof Pole or ground mounted system Tree removal Steep/Tall Roof Structural Engineers Analysis Reinforcing rafters Line side tap Electrical panel upgrade Electrical sub panel Meter Upgrade/Change Interior Conduit Run System Upgrades: Monitoring Automated Reporting Extended workmanship warranty Micro inverters Suniva black Suniva American manufactured modules SunPower 327W Modules

31 SRECS =

32 Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECS) Beyond the value of the electricity produced, solar energy has additional clean value because of its positive environmental attributes. A certificate is minted for every 1,000 kwh that your system produces. These certificates can be bought and sold on the market for $285 per SREC for the first three years, this value is slightly reduced for the following seven years. Demand for SREC s will increase as utilities are required to add clean energy to their energy supply.

33 Net Metering If the solar panels are producing more power than the building needs, the electric meter spins backwards and you get credit for the energy

34 Power Purchase Agreement Zero down with a 2.9% escalator, a third party (Clean Power Finance) will pay to install a system on a customer s roof The customer will pay for the energy produced by the solar energy system $.105 $.135 per kwh tier 2 $200 tier 3 $350 tier 4 $500 tier 5 $ year agreement which is easily transferrable Good site conditions and credit score is required

35 Frequently Asked Questions What if my roof is old? Do I need to clean the panels or remove snow from them? Will the solar panels be able to withstand harsh environmental conditions? How much weight do the solar panels add? Who do I contact if something goes wrong?

36 Next Steps! Step 1: Contact SolarFlair for a FREE site assessment Brian Hession or Dan Barnett Step 2: Contact Next Step Living for a Home Energy Audit Step 3: Sign a Contract Step 4: Installation After Mass CEC rebate and permit approval Step 5: START SAVING!

37 Questions? Thank You!

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